My Green Side on Blog Action Day 2010

Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. This year’s topic is Water.

Did you know that nearly a billion people in the world don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water? That’s one in eight of us who are subject to preventable disease and even death because of something that many of us take for granted.

Safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights. ~United Nations General Assembly, July 28 2010

Access to clean water is not just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue. An animal welfare issue. A sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, and it affects all of us.

I learned a lot of grim statistic while researching water for this article. But there is some good news. There are some great organizations working on solutions and doing things now to address the water crisis.

Organizations like Water.org and charity: water are leading the charge in bringing fresh water to communities in the developing world.

What can you do to reduce your impact? For some ideas to get you started, visit Water Use It Wisely.com.

Now head over to the Blog Action Day site and take action!

More excellent reading about water:

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  1. Alison Kerr’s avatar

    You got right to the point Wendy and provided a great list of resources. I’m glad you joined in Blog Action Day 2010 🙂

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